2016 QTIC Tourism and Hospitality Career Guide (Low Res 20MB)

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The 2016 QTIC Tourism and Hospitality Career Guide has been developed to showcase occupations required to deliver services associated with the tourism and hospitality sectors. The guide includes occupations that are both directly and indirectly related to the tourism industry. Occupations within the tourism and hospitality sectors are varied and this document serves to highlight a portion of related roles.

Included within this guide are career progression diagrams outlining the potential pathways connected with roles and employment opportunities in tourism and hospitality. Readers of the guide are reminded that these diagrams and pathways are indicative only and should be viewed as part of the many opportunities available within tourism and hospitality employment and career growth.

We encourage enquiries, comments and requests for information from teachers, career advisors, students, job seekers, employers and industry representatives. We look forward to connecting with future representatives of Queensland’s tourism industry and we will aim to provide practical support and encouragement throughout your journey.

While every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the content within this document, QTIC acknowledges that information about qualifications, job roles and helpful resources may change following the release of this guide (July 2016).

QTIC would like to acknowledge the assistance and contributions received from our industry and government partners. In particular we wish to recognise the financial support received from the Queensland Government; the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games and the Department of Education and Training.

© 2016 Queensland Tourism Industry Council

This publication was produced by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), the peak industry body for tourism in Queensland. QTIC is a private sector, membership-based organisation which, since 2001, has worked to influence and shape the state’s tourism business environment that directly contributes $23 billion to Queensland’s economy and employs more than 230,000 people.


MEDIA RELEASE, Friday 22 July 2016

The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) has partnered with the Queensland Government and industry operators and trainers to develop the Tourism and Hospitality Career Guide, scheduled to be launched by Tourism Minister Kate Jones on Friday 22 July during a student award presentation.

QTIC Chief Executive said the QTIC Tourism and Hospitality Career Guide will showcase the variety of career opportunities within Queensland’s $23b tourism industry.

“Queensland’s tourism industry is the state’s second largest export earner, contributing $23 billion to the total Gross State Product*,” said Mr Gschwind.

“Ever growing visitation figures deliver even greater employment opportunities for tourism and hospitality and it is expected the Australian tourism industry will require an additional 10,500 skilled workers by 2020**.

“The QTIC Tourism and Hospitality Career Guide is aimed at inspiring Queenslanders to get involved in a broad range of opportunities in one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy.

“The future of Queensland’s tourism and hospitality industry relies on an inspired and committed workforce. Many young people and people changing careers are looking for the kind of employment opportunities offered by tourism and hospitality.”

The Guide has been developed with the support of the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, and the Department of Education and Training.

Tourism Minister Kate Jones said the Queensland tourism industry will require a new tech savvy and skilled workforce going forward.

“Queensland’s tourism industry is booming and we are ideally placed to take advantage of a growing digitally-connected Asian tourism market,” Ms Jones said.

“We are working on building the digital capabilities of our tourism industry and a young, skilled and tech savvy workforce will make a significant difference to what we offer visitors.

“We have a $12 billion tourism infrastructure pipeline and with the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games fast approaching, there are a huge range of opportunities for students to kick start a career in tourism here in Queensland.”

The Guide will be distributed to all senior schools in Queensland, and will be available online at www.qtic.com.au, highlighting the variety of career options for school leavers across Queensland.

The Guide will be launched on the occasion of the annual Salute to Excellence Awards presentation where top-performing VET in School students from throughout Queensland are recognised for their early achievements and rewarded with money-can’t-buy work experience, scholarships, prizes and opportunities to connect with employers.

Tourism contributes $23 billion in expenditure to the Queensland economy and employs more than 230,000 people.

QTIC is the peak industry body for tourism in Queensland, acting as “The Voice of Tourism”. QTIC is a private sector, membership-based organisation which, since 2001, has worked to influence and shape the state’s tourism business environment.